The Case of the Left-Handed Lady by Nancy Springer

By Nancy Springer

Sherlock Holmes’s sister, Enola, is again on one other case! Enola Holmes is being hunted by way of the world’s most famed detective—her personal brother, Sherlock Holmes. yet whereas she is at the run within the world’s largest, darkest, dirtiest urban, she discovers a hidden cache of charcoal drawings and feels as though she is a soul mate to the woman who drew them. yet that woman, woman Cecily, has disappeared with no hint. Braving the nighttime streets, Enola needs to resolve the clues to discover this left-handed girl, yet that allows you to keep her, Enola hazards revealing greater than she should still. Will she have the ability to continue her id a mystery and locate woman Cecily, or will the only factor she is making an attempt to save—her freedom—be misplaced ceaselessly?

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Presently I rang the bell again. ” Miss Meshle was going shopping. But not in any of the establishments I normally frequented. I had the cab, which cost sixpence a mile, drop me at the nearest railway station – much less expensive, as I had to travel some small distance, to a northern part of London where I particularly wanted to visit a certain commercial establishment: Ebenezer Finch & Son Emporium. Exiting the train at St. Pancras Station – a frothy architectural confection if I ever saw one – I walked a few blocks.

Nor, I thought, glancing at similar glass “bells” on the mantelpiece, did she enjoy the genteel craft of moulding roses out of coloured wax. ” I asked the maid to be sure. “Yes, ma’am. ” The wax “flowers” looked more like shapeless blobs. On the walls hung small, framed pastels: old woman knitting by the fire, country maiden with a basket of eggs, rosy-cheeked child holding a puppy, et cetera. ” “Yes, ma’am. ” Debatable, I thought even as I nodded. The pastels, like the wax flowers, appeared colourful but uncertain, their lines and forms much blurred.

Probably the formidable butler oversaw all postal correspondence. ” By hand, obviously, but by whose hand? “We, ah, we do not know. ” With the complicity of one of the servants, in other words. Perhaps this very maid, Lily by name. And that line of inquiry had already been exhausted. The surface of the desk was occupied by an exquisite writing set, ink-bottle and fountain pens, pen-holder and letter-opener all of jade. In the drawers, along with the usual blotting-paper, penwipers and such, I found the lady’s monogrammed stationery and several sticks of sealing-wax in different colours: red for business correspondence, blue for constancy in love, grey for friendship, yellow for jealousy, green for encouragement of a shy lover, violet for condolences.

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